CE Enrichment Classes

Enjoy a class, or two, offered by the Community Education Center at Sussex. 

Classes will be held in-person and via Zoom, please check descriptions for details.

Read the important information here before moving forward. 

1. You must fill out the Community Education Request login ID: REGISTRATION FORM. 

2. You will receive two emails. The first will be a verification email. The second will have a student ID, a password, and a link to log into Cashnet. Once in Cashnet, scroll down to see the courses. Choose your course and make a payment. Enjoy! 

For questions, please contact Linda Connor, CE Coordinator, 
lconnor@sussex.edu or call 973.300.2132

Cooking Classes


Join chef Martin Kester for his favorite ingredient season, Spring! Learn the fundamentals of cooking with the treasures of the growing seasons’ first offerings. Please become familiar with the key points of working with these ingredients and maximizing their delicate, fresh flavors

Date: Friday, May 7
Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
Location: Zoom

Sample Menu: Asparagus, Peas, and Mushrooms

NEW Sourdough Bread

Learn how to make great sourdough bread at home with Chef Martin Kester. We will explore the whole process from creating & maintaining a mother, mixing, fermentation, shaping & baking.

Date: June 10
Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
Location: Zoom

Sample Menu: Spelt Sourdough Bread

NEW Great Summer Dishes

Join Chef Martin Kester for a culinary workshop highlighting the bounty of Summer. Summer calls for gatherings, these dishes are refreshing, bright and attractive. Using bold citrus flavors, fresh vegetables, fruits and lots of spices. Simple and great dishes that will cool you off on any hot night.

Date: July 1
Time: 7:00pm-8:00 pm

Cost: $20 per person
Location: Zoom

Sample Menu: Spiced Watermelon, Lime, Olive Oil & Herbs, Grilled Broccoli, and Arugula Salad

NEW Summer Sweet Corn

Fresh local sweet corn signals the height of summer. Join Chef Martin Kester for a culinary workshop on techniques on to cook with sweet corn in different ways.

Date: August 12
Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost:  $20 per person
Location: Zoom

Sample Menu: Chilled Corn Soup, Corn Cacio e Pepe

Gardening Classes


What’s wrong with my plant? Join horticulturalist, Erin Collins to learn more about garden pests! In this class, you will learn the basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and how you can implement some of those practices into your home garden. 

Date: Saturday, April 24
Time: 1-3 pm
Cost:  $20 per person
Location: Zoom


Reaping your rewards! Learn the basics of harvesting, handling, and storing your produce and start to explore the wide world of saving seed from your home garden with horticulturalists, Erin Collins. 

Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 1-3 pm
Cost:  $20 per person
Location: Zoom


NEW Basic Pruning

Learn Basic pruning techniques for ornamental trees and shrubs. Practice what you learn in this hands-on workshop.Space is limited.

Date: June 12 | Rain Date TBD
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Cost: $20 per person
Location: SCCC's Main Campus


NEW Building Compost

Learn the basics of building your own compost to use on the farm and in the gardens. Come prepared to get dirty and participate in the first compost building efforts. Space is limited.

Date: July 17 | Rain Date TBD
Time: 9:30 -11:30 am
Cost: $20 per person
Location: SCCC's Student Farm